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1. groundwork

noun. ['ˈgraʊnˌdwɝːk'] the fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated or explained.

Synonyms

  • cornerstone
  • fundament
  • basis
  • foundation
  • supposition
  • explanation
  • supposal
  • assumption
  • meat and potatoes

Antonyms

  • get up
  • turn out
  • finish
  • overgarment

Etymology

  • ground (English)
  • grund (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • work (English)
  • weorc (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Rhymes with Groundwork

  • artwork
  • beadwork
  • brushwork
  • casework
  • clockwork
  • earthwork
  • fieldwork
  • firework
  • footwork
  • framework
  • guesswork
  • handiwork
  • hardwork
  • homework
  • housework
  • latticework
  • leadwork
  • legwork
  • masterwork
  • metalwork

Sentences with groundwork


1. Noun, singular or mass
That way you will have done a lot of the groundwork before you come to apply for specific roles.

Quotes about groundwork


1. Ultimately, leadership is not about glorious crowning acts. It's about keeping your team focused on a goal and motivated to do their best to achieve it, especially when the stakes are high and the consequences really matter. It is about laying the groundwork for others' success, and then standing back and letting them shine.
- Chris Hadfield

2. It is impossible to enslave, mentally or socially, a bible-reading people. The principles of the bible are the groundwork of human freedom.
- Horace Greeley

2. groundwork

noun. ['ˈgraʊnˌdwɝːk'] lowest support of a structure.

Synonyms

  • fundament
  • bed
  • foundation
  • foot
  • understructure
  • raft foundation
  • structure
  • support
  • substructure
  • construction

Antonyms

  • legitimate
  • right
  • superior
  • natural elevation

Etymology

  • ground (English)
  • grund (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • work (English)
  • weorc (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. groundwork

noun. ['ˈgraʊnˌdwɝːk'] preliminary preparation as a basis or foundation.

Synonyms

  • readying

Antonyms

  • noble
  • incidental

Etymology

  • ground (English)
  • grund (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • work (English)
  • weorc (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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